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Angers: an inmate holds a doctor hostage in the remand center before surrendering


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For more than an hour, an inmate held a doctor hostage in the infirmary of the Angers remand center on Tuesday, May 24, at the start of the afternoon. After threatening the doctor “without hurting her”according to the prison administration, the man surrendered. He is now in custody.

Motivated by reasons “personal”unrelated to “his conditions of detention”, “the prisoner had made a homemade weapon with a pen”, said the public prosecutor of Angers, Eric Bouillard. The man said he feared for him and his family and asked to be transferred to another prison, a union source told franceinfo. He surendered “hasnearly that the departmental security has agreed to negotiate with him”. The prisoner was in this remand center in pre-trial detention for a common law reason.

The Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, has “warmly thanked the prison officers and the police who showed great professionalism” on Twitterspecifying to have exchanged with the doctor.

The Angers remand center has already experienced a hostage-taking. Already on February 9, 2018, a 30-year-old prisoner sentenced to 5 years in prison had placed a razor blade in a pen and threatened a doctor. No injuries were reported.



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TRUE OR FAKE: how much nuclear waste in France?


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In France, nuclear power is now considered an essential energy for the ecological transition by Brussels. However, its detractors point out that we quickly forget the waste produced. How are they treated and buried? Our auditors went to the La Hague power plant (Manche).

How much is nuclear waste? If the buried fuel constitutes only a tiny part of the waste, others are produced in the long term.

The pro-nuclears ensure that radioactive waste takes up little space. But what volume do they really represent? In Normandy, the Orano company deals with the uranium that comes from nuclear reactors. There, the fuel is placed in pools to cool. The radioactivity is very high, but it is contained thanks to the water. Only the most hazardous part of the fuel is considered waste by society, which represents 4% of the total volume of waste. The remaining 96% can be reused.

The final waste is then packaged in glass before being stored in a hangar filled with pits, which represent only a small volume of this residue. In addition to the fuel, the waste from the metal structure is buried in France. These also require storage in containers. Finally, there is the technological waste of machines, which is greater.


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Behind the Idrissa Gueye affair, the question of homosexuality in Senegal



The more the hours pass, the more they are to step up and the more the speeches tense in the name of the cultural differences between Africa and the West. Because in Senegal, a 95% Muslim country, homosexuality is considered deviance, an act against nature.
But Idrissa Gueye is suspected of having withdrawn at the last minute so as not to have to wear a jersey in the rainbow colors of LGBT pride… Last year already, he had not participated in the operation officially due to gastroenteritis.
But for his supporters, there is no debate! He was right to remain “anchored in his values ​​and in his faith which make + senegalism +”. This is what his teammates from the Teranga Lions, winners of the first African Cup of Nations (CAN) last February, say pell-mell, the president of the Senegalese Football Federation… Many anonymous Senegalese share in status of photos of Gana Gueye on pilgrimage to Mecca.

The writer and intellectual Boubacar Boris Diop, winner of the prestigious Neustadt prize, affirms his “total solidarity”. ” When we sign [un contrat avec un club]it’s to play football, it’s not to promote anything or put aside your beliefs said Sports Minister Matar Bâ. One of the main national political figures and main opponent of President Macky Sall, Ousmane Sonko: “The + toubabs + (whites, in wolof) believe that we are garbage and that only they have values“. Even the head of state Macky Sall, split a message on Twitter calling to “respect” the religious beliefs of the player.

Senegal is often cited as an example of the rule of law in Africa: yet a relationship with a person of the same sex can be worth up to 5 years in prison, as well as a fine of 100,000 to 1,500,000 francs ( 152 to 2,286 euros). Law assumed and defended 100% by the Head of State in the name of cultural specificities as in 2020 when he received Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “these laws are a reflection of our way of life… they have nothing to do with homophobia“. He then imagines difficult the “ legalization and gay parades “.

Macky Sall, often accused by his conservative opponents of getting too close to Western discourse, must also give guarantees to his public opinion. LGBT defense associations denounce a rise in attacks and homophobic remarks in recent years

The main interested party has still not spoken. But yesterday the National Ethics Council of the French Football Federation asked him either to deny the rumours, by posing for a photo wearing the famous rainbow jersey or to become aware of the fact that he has committed, I quote “a very serious error”.

By refusing to participate in this collective operation“, writes the CNE, “you in fact validate discriminatory behavior, the refusal of the other, and not only against the LGBTQI + community. Football’s impact on society and the ability of players to be role models gives us all a special responsibility.“. Not sure that this kind of remarks can ease tensions in Senegal.



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franceinfo junior. How does work-study and apprenticeship work?


Professional bac exams start this Monday, including for work-study students. We talk about this type of training with college students and Aurélien Cadiou, president of the National Association of Apprentices of France (Anaf).

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The written and practical tests in mathematics and physics and chemistry take place on Monday 23 May for students in the vocational baccalaureate, also for students taking work-study courses. We talk about it in franceinfo junior. Sixth-grade students from Jean Moulin College in Arnouville ask their questions about work-study. To answer the children’s questions: Aurélien Cadiou, president of the National Association of Apprentices of France (Anaf).

Ayoub asks the first question: “For example if we are in high school, in second, we have the age to be in alternation or it depends on the trades?” He also wonders how the work-study schedule is organized and in particular the distribution between days in the company and those in training. Foulematou wants to know if this training is difficult to follow and if we can do work-study in another country. Ayoub again wants to know if work-study students are paid.

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VIDEO. The history of the swimsuit and the prohibitions suffered by women


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“Topless, two-piece, one-piece, trikini, monokini… Whatever type of swimsuit a woman is going to wear, it is her body that is always the subject of debate”. For Brut, historian Audrey Millet looks back at the origins of swimsuits.

“The first bathing suits are not bathing suits”. For Brut, historian Audrey Millet looks back at the birth of the swimsuit, from its creation to the many controversies it has raised.

Originally, the first swimsuits were very different from those marketed today. “Imagine a long-sleeved t-shirt, knee-length pants… in wool” , describes the historian.

“These are in fact bathing clothes, that is to say that we are almost completely covered, except for the head and the feet”she explains.

“After the Second World War, the bikini is essential, then bare breasts. We also had a libertarian year with 1968: opening of sexuality, women’s rights on abortion, the pill…”

In the 80s, he goes have to be thinner and thinner, more and more toned and therefore, to play sports”explains the historian.

“All the laws since Antiquity are made by men, who prohibit, or not, certain clothes”.


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TESTIMONY. Margaux filed a complaint for rape against Damien Abad who contests, citing his disability: “I had a forensic examination, not him”



With a certain excitement in her voice, Margaux, a 35-year-old former centrist activist, who filed a rape complaint against Damien Abad, agrees to testify for a reason: “What I hope is that the press release of this case will prevent other victims, allow other possible victims to speak, victims of Damien Abad as victims of other people, period” .

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The facts date back to 2011. Margaux is 24 years old. She has known Damien Abad for two years. She was vice-president of the Young Democrats in Paris, Damien Abad, MEP and president of the Young Centrists-New Center. For two years, according to her account, Abad pursued her with his diligence until one evening in January 2011 in Paris where she claimed to have had a sexual relationship imprinted “disrespect, injunction and insistence”which she tries to stop with “innuendo”, avoidance. Then the young woman affirms to have undergone an imposed anal penetration, in spite of a refusal pronounced in a way “affirmed” and “Many times”.

Margaux recounts how she twice pushed open the doors of a police station in an attempt to speak: “I filed a complaint at the police station a year after the events, but I did not manage to sign and go through with it. [Cette première plainte a en effet été classée sans suite le 6 avril 2012 du fait de la carence de la plaignante, précise le parquet à franceinfo] If I managed to do it six years later, it is because Damien Abad was omnipresent in the media and I could no longer bear to see him, to suffer from it and that he was not worried in any way. We are at this time in 2017. Damien Abad is the spokesperson for presidential candidate François Fillon. Interviewed by the police, the deputy contests these accusations. He repeats it today in a press release. According to him, a disability, caused by a rare disease, makes rape impossible. “I have always been discreet about this handicap, about the constraints it imposes on me, about the way it limits my daily movements and gestures”he wrote.

“In my situation, the sexual act can only occur with the assistance and benevolence of my partner.”

“Without the consent and full participation of the other, nothing is possible”, continues the new Minister of Solidarity, Autonomy and Disabled People. The complaint will be closed without further action, the investigation having failed to gather sufficient evidence.

But for Margaux, it was above all not sufficiently thorough. “I had a forensic examination and he, who claims that he cannot do what he did because of his disability, did not have an examination.”

“It would have been quite simple to be able to prove that he is capable by a doctor.”

At the time, Margaux did not constitute a civil party. But today, she wonders: “I didn’t have the impression that it could lead to anything. Afterwards, there was #metoo, an evolution of consciousnessshe explains. The opportunity presented itself to me just today. I haven’t decided”. A complaint with civil action would automatically restart the procedure.



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Damien Abad: a first case that already embarrasses the government


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After the accusations of rape concerning Damien Abad, the malaise is real within the political class. The reactions are numerous Sunday, May 22.

It is a case which the Prime Minister would have done well, that of the accusation of rape by Damien Abad, newly appointed Minister of Solidarity, Autonomy and People with Disabilities. Before the appointments of ministers, the profiles were however scrutinized. Information would not have reached Matignon, that of a woman who claims to be the victim of rape, addressed in mid-May to the management of the Republicans and the Republic. “Of course, I was not aware. I will be very clear on all these subjects of harassment, sexual assault, there can be no impunity”said the Prime Minister.

The rebellious Jean-Luc Mélenchon compared the situation of Damien Abad to that of Taha Bouhafs, recently dismissed from the legislative elections by LFI after accusations of harassment and sexual violence. The number 1 of Europe Ecology-The Greens Julien Bayou is surprised that Damien Abad could have been appointed minister.


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War in Ukraine, burkini, Cannes Film Festival: answers to questions from listeners



Monday, May 16, the Grenoble city council gave the green light to wearing the burkini in municipal swimming pools. And listeners are surprised to have heard a pro burkini speaker explain that in rigorous Islamic countries, the burkini is an advance that allows women to circumvent the law.

And he deduces that it is also a step forward in France, because it allows Muslim women to go to the swimming pool. And so, dListeners do not understand that it was allowed to say on your antenna that the burkini is a feminist advance without the journalist intervening.

Emmanuelle Daviet: In a social debate on the burkini or on any other subject, what should be the attitude of the journalist doing the interview?

Matthew Monoloni: First of all, the journalist is systematically the opponent of the guest, when I say the opponent, that does not mean interrupting him permanently. Moreover, listeners, when this is the case, complain enough about it and they are right. So it’s to be in contradiction, but it’s also to be listening. And I remind you that we, on the air, on FranceInfo, we hear points of view that are very different.

In this case, there, it was a sociologist invited from Frédéric Carbonne’s 12/14 who had effectively explained this notion that he was defending, which was to say – he had not said that it was a feminist advance, obviously – but he had said that in certain countries, it allowed women who did not have access to the swimming pool where there are men to be able to have access to it. And there, in this case, he said that it was the same thing, in Grenoble.

So we continue with the Cannes Film Festival. Here is a question from a listener:
“What justifies lavish spending to be present at the festival? Settling on the pontoon of the Majestic, is it really useful and necessary to inform about the Cannes Film Festival at a time when all French people have difficult end of the month. Public money is therefore used to pay for luxury holidays for journalists under the guise of relaying information that is certainly important, but very futile in these times”.

Matthieu Mondoloni, how do you respond to this comment?

First of all, there are no vacations, we don’t pay them vacations. There are paid holidays, but it is certainly not in Cannes, and it is not our journalists who benefit from it. No, no, our journalists, they are there to work. They also work a lot. They have extended days because it’s a cultural event, I remind you. The Cannes Film Festival was not held during the Covid period last year. It was held in the summer, but not in May.

We find a new Cannes festival, in a very complicated context for the cinema, since we know that apart from blockbusters, it is no longer successful in theaters. So it’s shunned by the public. There is also the role of platforms today which is very important. We know that they are not invited to the Cannes Film Festival, they are not welcome. And then you also saw it with the opening ceremony, there is news that invites itself. It was the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, who was also a guest of this opening ceremony, who broadcast a message. It was picked up everywhere. So there is a real issue to cover. We cannot be absent from this event. It is a major cultural event.

And then, just to reassure our listeners, we don’t have expensive resources at franceinfo. I can tell you here. Basically, we obviously have reporting technicians who are present and we have two journalists for the beginning and for the closing. And otherwise, there is only one journalist, Matteu Maestracci, who stays for the duration of the Cannes Film Festival to cover the various screenings, to do interviews with the directors.

There is a Russian director who is invited, obviously, who is a dissident. So there is news, there are films that are expected, like Top Gun by Tom Cruise. Of course, we covered it. So it’s a very wide range, culturally speaking, politically speaking and societally speaking.

Emmanuelle Daviet: And it is certainly not a vacation for the journalists who cover this event…

Almost three months after the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, listeners want to know how the editorial staff is adapting to deal with this conflict over the long term and whether editorial coverage will be well maintained. Because there could be temptations to talk more about lighter news, with precisely the Cannes Film Festival or Roland-Garros.

Matthew Mondoloni: We obviously continue to cover the war in Ukraine. Daily, we have subjects that are broadcast on our antenna. It no longer has the same wings as when it started, of course, we are soon three months away from war, but we still have two teams permanently on the ground. We work with the international editorial staff of Radio France on a daily basis, to try to see which subjects we can continue to cover. And they are broadcast once again, so teams that have been relayed for three months.

So obviously, we have slightly reviewed the sizing of the teams on the ground. We were up to four, even five teams simultaneously in Ukraine. From now on, there are two of us, but we also give our journalists more time on site to be able to identify important subjects. And I can tell you, and to answer this listener that he doesn’t care, he’s right. We are going to continue to follow this conflict and we are also the envy of many brothers and sisters in the Parisian marketplace where there are all the national media, because we have precisely very dense, very important coverage and I repeats, obviously very useful for our listeners.



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Inflation: animal abandonments up, adoptions down



“I present to you Thor, a young Creole type dog! He looks a bit like a shepherd cross. He is sociable and very happy so we expected him to be gone for a while now.” At the SPA refuge in Plaisir (Yvelines), in May 2022, more and more animals are struggling to find a family and are staying much longer than normal. Here, as throughout the country, adoptions are down 4% over the first four months of the year compared to 2021. Abandonments are on the rise.

The reason ? Inflation. People say they are parting with their pets because of rising prices. The manager of the refuge, Ninon Rueff, has examples of this regularly.

“A gentleman explained to me that because of inflation, he knew he would no longer be able to afford to maintain his rabbit. In anticipation of this, he called to make an appointment to ‘to give up.”

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While 6,000 dogs and cats are up for adoption throughout France, the financial issue is often one of the arguments for abandonment. “People will tell me that they cannot afford to support their animal, either for one-time veterinary expenses because the animal had an accident, or because of a change in circumstances, such as job loss.” Currently, the Plaisir kennel is therefore full, with 90 dogs accommodated.

To make room before the traditional summer wave of abandonments, the 63 shelters of the SPA are organizing an open house weekend on May 21 and 22, after two years marked by the health crisis. During the last organized days, in 2019 (i.e. before the Covid-19 pandemic), nearly 1,700 dogs and cats had found a new home.

Another solution proposed by the SPA: the permanent host family. “It is to allow animals in failed adoption to find a family”describes Ninon Rueff. “In these cases, the SPA takes care of the veterinary aspect related to the pathology of the animal.” A dog that has been at the shelter for more than two years is part of the device. “His pathology – a food allergy – is, in addition to his age, a very important obstacle to his adoption.” With this innovation, the SPA hopes to find him a new family. “It would also allow us to free up a box”argues Ninon Rueff.

Murielle, she crosses the door of the shelter without being sure to take the step of adoption. “We lost our dog a year ago and I’m coming to see”, she slips shyly. But she soon comes across a dog that seems to please her. “Look how handsome he is!”she launches immediately. “He’s gorgeous but I don’t think he fits in my car.” However, this is one of the miracles of the SPA: this does not prevent it from finding a new home.

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TRUE OR FAKE. Investitures for the 2022 legislative elections: is gender parity better respected by Together! than by other parties?



Which political formation most respects the parity between the candidates and candidates it has invested in the legislative elections on 12th and 19th June next? According to the president of the MoDem, François Bayrou, the outgoing presidential majority presents “the balance of women and men in the nominations (…) the most precise and the most perfect of all the French parties”. But did Emmanuel Macron’s relative tell the truth or fake at the microphone of franceinfo, Monday, May 16?

To answer this question, franceinfo studied the lists of nominations made public by the main political parties and compiled in the collaborative database on elections NSPPolls. The candidacies of the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes), which brings together La France insoumise, Europe Ecologie-Les Verts, the Communist Party and the Socialist Party, were thus examined; those of Ensemble!, composed in particular of La République en Marche, MoDem and Horizons; those of the National Rally; those of Reconquest! ; finally, those of the Republicans.

It appears that, contrary to what François Bayrou asserts, the nominations of the outgoing presidential majority are not the most equal, with 269 women and 287 men invested, that is to say 48.4% of candidates. The RN is approaching parity, with 268 women and 279 men invested, or 49% of candidates. On the LR side, there are 166 women out of 419 candidates listed, or 39.6% of candidates. Eric Zemmour’s party, Reconquest!, brings up the rear: it has invested only 31 women for 54 men, ie 36.5% women and 63.5% men.

Conversely, Nupes goes beyond strict gender parity. In the current state of nominations, the union of the left is the camp which invested the highest proportion of women: 282 candidates out of 546 people invested, that is to say a rate of female candidates of 51.6%.

If the Nupes as a whole has more women than men, the parties that make it up are not all as good students individually. The PS has invested 35 candidates against 39 candidates, or 53% of men. The PCF, for its part, fully respects parity, with 25 women and 25 men invested on its lists. EELV has for its part invested more women than men: 51 candidates for 48 candidates, or 51.5% of contenders for deputy. Finally, LFI also invested more women than men: 171 against 152, or 52.9% of female candidates.

Failure to respect parity is not without consequences for political parties. Since June 6, 2000, a law provides for a financial penalty for parties that do not present 50% of candidates of each sex in the legislative elections. In 2014, the penalty was even reinforced. If the lists of nominations show more than 2% difference in relation to parity, the law provides that the public allocations calculated according to the number of votes obtained in the first round of the legislative elections are reduced. of a percentage equal to 150% of the difference” to parity.

Some parties have thus been sanctioned at the end of previous legislative elections. In 2022, the amount of “parity modulation” for Les Républicains thus amounted to 1.8 million euros. And for good reason, the right-wing party had presented only 182 women for 278 men in 2017, or just under 40% of candidates. La France insoumise had also been sanctioned with 252,000 euros for not having invested enough women: 262 out of 547 candidates, or 47.9% of women candidates, just below the legal threshold.

Despite this financial penalty, “some parties make a cost-benefit calculation and prefer to pay penalties to obtain more seats because the party allocations also depend on their number of seatsnotes Mariette Sineau, political scientist and co-author of a book on the place of women in politics: Women and the Republic (La documentation française, 2021). If presenting fewer women, by renewing the outgoing men, allows them to have more seats, some parties believe that it is better to have capital losses on the first part of the endowments, thinking that the parity tax costs less than what the legislative rent yields.”

“Parity is more difficult to achieve in legislative electionspoints out Mariette Sineau, because it is a single-member ballot”, with only one elected per constituency at the end of the first or second round. Unlike municipal and European elections, where voters vote not for a candidate and his deputy, but for a list of future elected officials. In the legislative elections, if women are not invested in constituencies considered “winnable” by their parties, few of them therefore have a chance of sitting on the benches of the National Assembly.

In 2022, have the main camps vying for the legislative elections invested their candidates in territories considered “takeable”? In order to find out, franceinfo looked at the 100 constituencies in which Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen and the candidates of the allied parties within the Nupes came out on top in the first round of the presidential election, made their best scores there, and where Together!, the RN and the Nupes have invested candidates for the legislative elections.

Although its nominations are not the most equal, Together! appears to be the coalition that has invested the most women: 51 in its 100 constituencies deemed the most “winnable”. The Nupes, on the other hand, certainly has more women than men on its lists, but has only invested 47 candidates out of the hundred most “takeable” constituencies. Finally, the RN has invested only 35 women for 65 men in its 100 most “winnable” territories.

Already, during the 2017 legislative elections, the National Front had invested a large number of women in unfavorable constituencies”, recalls Mariette Sineau. Result: of the eight elected FN deputies, there were only two women: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuelle Ménard (who was not a member of the party, but only related).

This practice, widespread on the right as on the left, perpetuates the under-representation of women in the Assembly, deplores the communist deputy Elsa Faucillon in Mediapart: “As in other old parties, traditionally, it was men who were in place and that weighs until today, since in the Assembly, until then, we were nine male deputies and two female deputies.”

“The method of voting in the legislative elections is favorable to notables and incumbentsconfirms Mariette Sineau. For a long time there was a vicious circle for women who had a problem of local notoriety because of not being incumbents or local elected representatives in the constituency.

The 2017 legislative elections, and their wave of “dégagisme”, marked a break. “The LREM tidal wave did not renew many outgoing deputies and helped propel more women to the National Assemblyrecalls Mariette Sineau. As LREM had no outgoing deputies, it was naturally easier to respect parity. The ballot thus saw a record number of women enter the Assembly, and LREM strongly contributed to the feminization of the Hemicycle, with 47% of female deputies elected in its group.

But are voters also responsible for the lack of gender parity in their national representation? According to Mariette Sineau, “no study shows that voters vote less for a woman because she is a woman.”